Friday, 1 February 2013

Chua appeals to Johoreans to stop BN-Umno’s greed

Chua appeals to Johoreans to stop BN-Umno’s greed
By Chua Jui Meng

Chua delivering a Chinese ceramah in Taman Seri Tebrau on Jan 26, 2013.

THE Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN)’s insatiable greed for wealth is the reason why Malaysia is today economically and financially inferior to Singapore.
After 55 years of uninterrupted rule, all we have are the rich and super rich BN-Umno elites to show while the majority of rural and urban Malaysians remain poor or trapped in the middle-income group.
Former premier Mahathir Mohamad’s reported US$44 billion (more than RM132 billion) estimated wealth and Sarawak chief minister Taib Mahmud and his family’s RM65 billion are clear examples of how BN-Umno had hijacked the New Economic Policy (NEP) for political elites and their cronies, not the majority of Malays.
The non-Malays have also been discriminated by BN-Umno in every aspect of socio-economic progress, as opposed to the Federal Constitution that all Malaysians are equal.
BN-Umno has mismanaged the country’s wealth and misled all Malaysians. That was the reason for the 2008 political tsunami.
Unfortunately, Johoreans continued to support Umno and MCA in the 12th General Election to keep BN in power for another five years.
Johoreans, especially the Chinese, must therefore rise in the coming general election to reject BN and Chua Soi Lek’s MCA to save Malaysians and Malaysia from the depths of socio-economic hell.
The winds of change are blowing strongly in Sabah and Sarawak, and Johoreans must follow suit to ensure there is political change and a brighter future for all.
Many have asked how Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will be able to fulfill its promises like free education for all from primary to tertiary levels and other people-centric fiscal measures aimed at poverty eradication.
The answer is the tens of billions of ringgit saved from leakages and corruption in the federal administration and the prudent use of oil revenue.